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ELEN440 - Mechatronics

Course Details

Course Code: ELEN440 Course ID: 4616 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This course covers the foundational concepts in mechatronics. It introduces students to the required skills necessary to design a complete mechatronic system. Students will learn about the use and integration of sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, and various types of software required to interact with hardware. Students will gain a system-of-systems approach to designing a complete mechatronics system and how to structure and interface to electromechanical systems. They will also gain practical experience through laboratory exercises in design of graphical user interfaces and real-time operating systems needed to control mechatronic systems. Students will also design feedback control systems with time and task constraints. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisites: ELEN312 and ELEN416)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K 16 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 12/22/19 Summer 2019 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to accomplish these Course Objectives (CO):

  1. Analyze the basic building blocks of any Mechatronic system.
  2. Compare and contrast the various power semiconductor devices.
  3. Design algorithms on microcontrollers to control a mechanical task.
  4. Use feedback sensors in a mechatronic system.

Instructor announcements: Weekly announcements will appear on Monday of each week in the online classroom. This announcement will also be e-mailed to each student. The announcement will discuss the assignments for the week along with any other pertinent information for the week.

This is an upper level course; all students’ work is to be presented as such in terms of quality and content. The grading system will be based on your introduction (2%), Forums (7%), Feedback Forum (1%), Lab assignments (30%), weekly assignments (30%), and exams (30%).

Reading Assignments: Please refer to the Course Outline section of this syllabus for the weekly reading assignments.

Week 1 Introductions: Each student must log into the classroom and introduce yourself to the class. This assignment is worth 20 points or 2 percent of your course grade. Your response is due by Sunday of Week 1. Your response must be greater than 250 words (a requirement) and include the following information.

  1. Your name
  2. Your university major or program
  3. Where you are in the program of study
  4. Your academic goals, to include why you are taking this class
  5. Information that you would like to share about yourself

Weekly Forums: The weekly discussion forum is for students to post their questions on course content for that week. This forum should not be used to discuss specific graded material questions prior to receiving feedback from the instructor (after the material is graded). If there is a question on a specific graded question, find a similar problem in the book and ask a question on that problem or concept. Asking specific questions on graded questions creates an unfair advantage and defeats the purpose of the assessment tool.

Lab Exercises: There are fifteen laboratory exercises that must be completed in order to pass the course. Despite having completed all other requirements for the course, you must complete all of the lab exercises in order to pass the course. You must demonstrate that you are competent in using the NI ELVIS or MyDaq unit to perform the laboratories.

Exams: There will be three exams, each worth 10% of your final grade. It is an open book, open note exam. It will be administered without a proctor. Students must complete the numbered exam by the end of the week indicated in the schedule.

NameGrade %
Assignments 30.00 %
Assignment 1: Mechatronics 2.00 %
Assignment 2: Analog 2.00 %
Assignment 3: Microcontroller 2.00 %
Assignment 4: Assembly Language 2.00 %
Assignment 5: Data Acquisition 2.00 %
Assignment 6: Integrated Circuit Interface 2.00 %
Assignment 7: Control Software 2.00 %
Assignment 8: RTOS 2.00 %
Assignment 9: Sensors 2.00 %
Assignment 10: Measurements 2.00 %
Assignment 11: Actuators 2.00 %
Assignment 12: Open/Closed Loop Ctrl 2.00 %
Assignment 13: Feedback Ctrl Systems 2.00 %
Assignment 14: Select Final Project 2.00 %
Assignment 15: Project Status 2.00 %
Labs 30.00 %
Lab #1: Review of LabView 2.73 %
Lab #2: DC Motor on/off Control 2.73 %
Lab #3: Ambient Sensor 2.73 %
Lab #4: Data Acquisition Card 2.73 %
Lab #5: Gyroscope 2.73 %
Lab #6: Open-Loop Step Response 2.73 %
Lab #8: Accelerometer 2.73 %
Lab #9: Sonic Range Finder 2.73 %
Lab #10: Servos 2.73 %
Lab #11: Stepper Motor 2.73 %
Lab #12: Increment Stepper Motor 2.73 %
Forums 10.00 %
Week 1 Forum 1.11 %
Week 3 Forum 1.11 %
Week 5 Forum 1.11 %
Week 7 Forum 1.11 %
Week 9 Forum 1.11 %
Week 11 Forum 1.11 %
Week 13 Forum 1.11 %
Week 15 Forum 1.11 %
Week 16 Forum 1.11 %
Exams 10.00 %
Exam 1: Lab #7 10.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam1: Final Project 10.00 %
Final Exam2: Final Report 10.00 %
Websites

Site Name- Book Website

Website URL/Address- Fundamentals of Mechatronics website

Lab Materials

Manufacturer- National Instruments

Equipment/Software Name- NI myRIO Mechatronics Kit

Manufacturer- National Instruments

Equipment/Software Name- myRIO

Manufacturer- National Instruments

Equipment/Software Name- NI myRIO Starter Kit

Book Title:NI myRIO Mechatronics Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783069-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$247.00
Book Title:Fundamentals of Mechatronics, 1st ed.- the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781111569013
Publication Info:VS-Cengage
Author:Jouaneh
Unit Cost:$183.65
Electronic ISBN:9781305163003
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00
Book Title:myParts Kit from Texas Instruments - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783752-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$72.00
Book Title:NI Student Software Suite - free access provided inside the classroom; if DVD is needed, purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701 (DVD not covered by the APUS Book Grant)
ISBN:779252-3501
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$63.00
Book Title:NI myRIO Starter Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783068-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$119.08
Book Title:NI myRIO Embedded Systems Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783070-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$171.00
Book Title:NI myRIO Embedded Student Design Device - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:782693-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$535.00
Book Title:NI ELVIS III - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant - purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:785578-11
Publication Info:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$2,799.00
Book Title:Student Project - please contact professor for more information; this is not covered by the APUS Book Grant
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.